By Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook
Whereas the Elven Exiles fight for survival within the far-off state of Khur, the elves ultimate in Qualinesti face persecution, enslavement, and extermination. Amid nice ache and unrelieved evil, a insurgent leader--masked, nameless, and with unusual powers--appears, made up our minds to cleanse the land of invaders.
Meanwhile, Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti common and spouse of Speaker Gilthas, reveals herself magically transported from definite demise in Khur to both dire straits in her former place of birth. As Gilthas leads the elves around the trackless wasteland looking for a brand new domestic, the Lioness fights ruthless slavers and crosses paths with the mysterious masked progressive of Qualinesti.
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Alliances (Elven Exiles Series, Book 2) by Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook